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# I11. AssumptionX

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26 Feb 2008, 00:26
11.A private bus company gained greater profits and provided bus service to the area at lower fares by running buses more frequently and stimulating greater ridership. Hoping to continue these financial trends, the company plans to replace all older buses with new, larger buses, including some double-decker buses,.

The plan of the bus company as described above assumes all of the following EXCEPT

(A) the demand for bus service in the company’s area of service will increase in the future
(B) increased efficiency and revenues will compensate for any new expenses the company incurs
(C) the new buses will be sufficiently reliable to ensure the company a net financial gain once they are in place
(D) driving the new buses will be no more difficult than driving the buses they are to replace
(E) the larger, double-decker buses will not face obstacles such as height and weight restrictions in the bus company’s area of service
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26 Feb 2008, 01:05
D is my take.
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26 Feb 2008, 01:11
I think it is D, but I am not sure.
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26 Feb 2008, 01:18
(A) the demand for bus service in the company’s area of service will increase in the future [Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it](B) increased efficiency and revenues will compensate for any new expenses the company incurs [Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it]
(C) the new buses will be sufficiently reliable to ensure the company a net financial gain once they are in place [Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it](D) driving the new buses will be no more difficult than driving the buses they are to replace [Hold it](E) the larger, double-decker buses will not face obstacles such as height and weight restrictions in the bus company’s area of service[Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it]

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26 Feb 2008, 19:31
hanumayamma wrote:
(A) the demand for bus service in the company’s area of service will increase in the future [Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it](B) increased efficiency and revenues will compensate for any new expenses the company incurs [Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it]
(C) the new buses will be sufficiently reliable to ensure the company a net financial gain once they are in place [Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it](D) driving the new buses will be no more difficult than driving the buses they are to replace [Hold it](E) the larger, double-decker buses will not face obstacles such as height and weight restrictions in the bus company’s area of service[Valid assumption that provides Bus company revenues – eliminate it]

I dont know why I must hold D?
And others are valid assumptions? For example, i can not understand why B is assumption here? EXCEPT is very challenging for me definitely!
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26 Feb 2008, 22:12
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sondenso,

I find re-phrasing technique very useful for the EXCEPT questions.
For example, In our question, “The plan of the bus company as described above assumes all of the following EXCEPTplease rephrase “The plan of the bus company as described above does not assume the following“.

This makes it very clear that we need to pick the answer choice that is irrelevant to conclusion or does not apply to conclusion.

I hope this helps!
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26 Feb 2008, 23:13
hanumayamma wrote:
sondenso,

I find re-phrasing technique very useful for the EXCEPT questions.
For example, In our question, “The plan of the bus company as described above assumes all of the following EXCEPTplease rephrase “The plan of the bus company as described above does not assume the following“.

This makes it very clear that we need to pick the answer choice that is irrelevant to conclusion or does not apply to conclusion.

I hope this helps!

Thank you hanumayamma for your help!

Basing on your re-phrase, can I consider Assumption---EXCEPT is a variation of Flaw question? I mean, when I see AssumptionX, I only find the AC that take out the flaw of the argument. Pls, Correct me if I am wrong!
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